February 4, 2010
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Donates for Relief Work in Haiti

[Thursday, 4 February 2010, 2:24 p.m.]


 
A woman waits for customers as she sells food over debris in downtown Port-au-Prince on 1 February 2010. Aid groups and troops from around the world have struggled to distribute food, water and medical care to an estimated three million Haitians injured or left homeless in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that wrecked much of Haiti’s capital on 12 January, killing as many as 200,000 people/REUTERS

Dharamshala: His
Holiness the Dalai Lama has made a donation of Swiss Francs 100,000 to
facilitate relief efforts in Haiti through the International Red Cross
Committee in Geneva.Welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s
help and commitment to the humanitarian efforts in Haiti, Bekele
Geleta, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies, has “expressed heartfelt gratitude
for the generous contribution in support of their operation in Haiti”.

 
 A U.S. soldier helps a woman carry a bag of rice during a distribution of food in downtown Port-au-Prince on 3 February 2010.

“Your
commitment to help our operation in Haiti is much appreciated and your
gesture of solidarity has been communicated to the Haitian Red Cross
and to our teams based in the field, where activities are being
coordinated and implemented to reach the victims of this terrible
disaster,” Geleta said in a faxed letter to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Geleta
said: “The world has responded to this emergency with an outpouring of
concern and the chain of solidarity in the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement has involved many sister National Societies who are actively
supporting the Haitian Red Cross in its efforts to deliver live-saving
assistance to the Haitian people.”“Please accept again our sincere thanks for your personal support to our humanitarian efforts.”His
Holiness had extended his deep sympathy and heartfelt condolences to
all those families affected by the devastating earthquake that struck
the Carribean nation of Haiti.The international community has
poured in massive aid initiatives since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake
killed up to 200,000 Haitians and made up to 1 million homeless on 12
January, according to UN officials.
Related:
Message to Haiti from His Holiness the Dalai LamaTaiwan Office of Tibet Held Special Prayers for Haiti

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